Additional information released on dump truck rollover


March 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has released details on their investigation into dump truck rollover accident that took place Wednesday morning, north of Atlantic. Officials say the Audubon County Secondary Roads Department truck driven by 58-year old Edward Leroy Nielsen, of Audubon, was traveling south on Olive Street, about 2-miles north of Atlantic, when a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire driven by 18-year old Spencer Bradley Anderson, of Atlantic, made a left turn in front of the dump truck into the Pymosa Head Start driveway. 

The action caused Nielsen to lose control of the truck, which flipped onto its top into the east ditch. Nielsen was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital by Medivac Ambulance. Damage from the crash amounted to $50,000. The incident remains under investigation.